Welcome to the Southern California Regional Energy Center!

The Southern California Regional Energy Center (SoCalREC) pilot program launched in late 2011 as a service to local governments. Energy management is particularly challenging for municipalities during economic booms; now imagine how difficult it can be to focus on energy efficiency and utility bill savings when your budget has been cut and your city is understaffed. The SoCalREC program has been designed to develop and demonstrate a variety of efforts focusing on a regional approach to energy efficiency improvements among municipalities. SoCalREC will provide the resources needed to create strategic energy management guidelines for municipalities with the goal of simplifying the identification and implementation of local government facility energy efficiency projects.

Established by Los Angeles County and the City of Huntington Beach in collaboration with Southern California Edison and the U.S. Department of Energy, SoCalREC plans to demonstrate a successful approach to implementation of projects throughout the region, including aggregated procurement and whole-building integration, as well as designing a collective funding strategy that will include private sector financing. This pilot includes procurement, project economic analysis, implementation and financing assistance as needed. Funding opportunities and implementation costs will be identified prior to any commitment requirements on behalf of the agency.

SoCalREC's Program Overview

Current Projects